Guests 2023

Since 2005, Doc Edge is proud to bring the largest number of local and international filmmakers leading documentary experts, funders, commissioners, sales agents, distributors, acquisition managers, co-production partners, festival programmers, and marketplace managers and mentors together in Aotearoa.

This is unparalleled by any other market, festival or screen organisation in New Zealand.

Doc Edge is committed to supporting New Zealand and international filmmakers to realise their projects, learn and network with each other.

Decision Makers

Alex West
Head of Documentary Content
Screen Australia
Andrew Cozens
Marketing Manager
Madman Entertainment NZ
Dana Youngman
Consulting Commissioner
Sky Originals
Heejung Oh
Founder & Producer
Seesaw Pictures
Kathryn Graham
Māori Development Executive
NZ Film Commission
Jude Callen
Documentary Commissioner
Manukaroa Anderson
Head of Content Curation
Whakaata Māori
Roland Löbner
DOK Film Market Coordinator
DOK Leipzig
Rufus Richardson
Documentary Executive
Madman Entertainment
Tareq Ahmed
Dhaka Doc Lab
Vicki Keogh
Senior Director Production ANZ
Warner Bros, Discovery
Ana Saiz
International Sales Agent
Impronta Films
Arran Birchenough
Director of Production (APAC)
Getty Images
Ash Hoyle
Sundance Film Festival
Caroline Joll
Senior Legal and Commercial Counsel
Sky Originals
Colette Webber
Senior Sales and Acquisitions Executive
Fergus Grady
Acquisitions Manager
Limelight Distribution
Gugi Gumilang
Executive Director
In-Docs | Docs By The Sea
Gune Hyong
Executive Producer
EBS Korea
Johanna Smith
Development Executive
NZ Film Commission
Kathy Susca
Director of Content and Operations
The Film Collaborative
Kelly Davis
Associate Head of Funding
NZ On Air
Lauren Valmadre
Industry Manager
Australian International Documentary Conference
Mareva Leu
Mathieu Béjot
Director of Strategy and Development
Sunny Side of the Doc
Natasha Gadd
Australian International Documentary Conference
Natsu Kawakami
Orly Ravid
Co-founder and Executive Director
The Film Collaborative
Pamela Martinez
Founder, Head of Sales and Acquisitions
Limonero Films
Ruby Chen
Simon Werry
Managing Director
Limelight Distribution
Theresa Navarro
Co-director | Chief Operations Officers
Catapult Films
Jenny Ross
Partnerships Lead
Sky Arts


Aaju Peter
Inuit Subject, Lawyer and Story Writer
Twice Colonized
Allyn Robins
Senior Consultant
Brainbox Institute
Austen McCowan
Director & Producer
Long Live My Happy Head
Basil Shadid
Film, Commercial, and Content Producer
Brannavan Gnanalingam
Author and Lawyer
Bruktawit Tigabu
Film, Commercial, and Content Producer
Carol Dysinger
One Bullet
Cieron Cody
Documentary Investment & Development Manager
Screen Australia
David Novack
All Static & Noise
Emile Hertling Peronard
Twice Colonized
Fanni Fazarkas
Founder, Rumext, Director
Missing 20 Hours
Jason Loftus
Eternal Spring
Joseph Michael
Visual Artist & EHF Fellow
JP Marin
Distil Australia
Kat Lintott
EHF Fellow, Creative Lead
Evoke, The Luminous
Leanne Pooley
Doc Edge Superhero 2017
Leanne Saunders
Head of Development & Production
NZ Film Commission
Lin Alluna
Twice Colonized
Matthew Metcalfe
Film and Television Producer
Meg Smaker
The UnRedacted
Michael Goldwater
Podcast Director
The Shape of Dialogue
Mladen Ivancic
Chief Operating Officer
NZ Film Commission
Noel Smyth
Prof. Annie Goldson
Doc Edge Superhero 2023
Ramona Diaz
A Thousand Cuts
Reuben Hamlyn
Another Body
Sophie Compton
Another Body
Stephen Gerard Kelly
In The Shadow of Beirut
Tom Barraclough
Co-Founder, Director
Brainbox Institute

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